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Island of Doctor Moreau (Version 3)

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Island of Doctor Moreau is a compelling and thought-provoking novel that delves into the ethical and scientific implications of human experimentation. H. G. Wells masterfully creates a chilling and suspenseful atmosphere on the mysterious island where the enigmatic Doctor Moreau conducts his grotesque experiments. The protagonist, Edward Prendick, is a relatable and sympathetic character whose journey into the heart of darkness on the island challenges the reader to question the boundaries of morality and scientific progress.

Wells' vivid descriptions and attention to detail bring the grotesque creations of Doctor Moreau to life, making them simultaneously horrifying and fascinating. The novel's exploration of themes such as identity, morality, and the consequences of unchecked scientific advancement make it both a thrilling adventure story and a profound philosophical meditation.

Overall, Island of Doctor Moreau is a timeless classic that continues to captivate readers with its timeless themes and haunting imagery. Wells' skillful storytelling and thought-provoking ideas make this novel a must-read for anyone interested in science fiction, philosophy, or ethical dilemmas.

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In 1896 HG Wells produced the Island of Doctor Moreau. After a fateful shipwreck, a chance rescue, and offer of safe harbor, Edward Prendick must contend with a dark science. A man of science, Prendick must wrestle with the ethics of its passions. His inner struggle is illuminated by the island's outward horrors. Central to the themes are ethics, principles, and the extent of human compassion. This science fiction icon argues the true question of science: Could the cure be more dangerous than the disease?

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 9 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 19, 2020
Subject: What were they thinking!
In chapter 16, the narrator sounds like 3 pack a day smoker, and it just ruined that WHOLE chapter for me. The people that work this need to pick better people to read the book.
Reviewer: - November 27, 2018
Subject: Bad reader
The lady that read chapters 16, 17, and 22 was awful!!! Please do not let her ruin anymore books!!!
Reviewer: - May 9, 2016
Subject: Poor Narration
Chapter 16 should be read by anyone else. It was like nails on a chalkboard.
Reviewer: - November 20, 2015
Subject: Bad readers
Chapter 16 - the woman reading this chapter is ridiculous. She should not read aloud to any one. It ruins the book.
Reviewer: - October 7, 2015
Subject: Review Dr Maroe
Loved it. Some excellent readers, some not. Short book though. I would recommend this book.
Reviewer: - September 28, 2015
Probably a great book, but I gave up halfway through ch.3 as reader faded away at the end of sentences which was really frustrating.
Reviewer: - January 23, 2015
Subject: Some poor reading
Great story. Unfortunately, Chapters 16, 17 & 22 are very muffled and garbled. This made it very difficult to follow.
Reviewer: - October 24, 2014
Subject: Good
I love this!
Reviewer: - June 20, 2013
Subject: Since Fiction

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